I didn’t know about this church till I was there. Was a surprise to know that the first protestant missionary to south-east Asia, Bartholomaus Ziegenbalg , had come here and what more, he built a church too. That church “New Jerusalem Church” still remains and the mass is still conducted there on every Sunday. I was lucky to be there on a Sunday and attended the mass there. Took some photos, which also has lot of information.
Of course the church is old, but the Gospel does not change 🙂
Other places to see in Tranquebar:
- Danish fort museum
- Danish Governor’s Bungalow
- Danish Land gate
- A 3-Gopuram temple, 2 of which are already submerged in the sea.
- Tranquebar maritime museum, setup after the Tsunami of 2004 by Danes